Antiphospholipid and antisynthetase syndrome in a patient with polymyositis-rheumatoid arthritis overlap

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Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, mainly polymyositis (PM) may occur in the course of several autoimmune diseases. The overlapping forms of myositis, when the patient also meets the criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), affect 3%-5% of myositis patients [1]. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report on the overlapping form of RA, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and the serological subgroup of PM, the antisynthetase syndrome (ASS).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-372
Number of pages2
JournalClinical rheumatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004



  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Antisynthetase syndrome
  • Polymyositis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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